The Learned Lemur's conspiracy is a small but dedicated group of like-minded weirdos that work everyday to save unique and bizarre antiques and place them in private collections and museums around the world.
We work hard to keep rare and one-of-a-kind items from ending up unappreciated or destroyed forever. Collectors like you prevent parts of our history which others may find unsavory from disappearing for good.
Meet the Team
Name: Jonathan Alberico
Occupation: Lead Weirdo, Owner, Head Articulator
About Me: I grew up in an antique shop in South Broadway, along Denver’s Antiques Row. My dad would take me to auction houses, estate sales, and farm auctions. As a weird little kid, I began picking and buying all the odd things no one else wanted and before long I had what people now call an oddities collection. Back then it was looked down upon and no one understood my shelves of skulls and old medical tools. I knew there had to be others out there like me, and now I get to meet a new weirdo every day!
Personal Oddities Collection: Pathological Skulls and Poison Bottles
Completely Made up Fact About Yourself: My hands are the same distance from the ground as everyone else's
Phone: 720-600-7585 Email: Jonathan@learnedlemur.com
Name: Bex Schimoler
Occupation: Lead Ass-thete, Empress of Social Media and Photography, Resident Serial Killer Expert
About Me: I’ve tried my hand at quite a few different art forms and professions, including photography, makeup artistry, and working as a gallery coordinator at a top Chicago art gallery. Having always had an interest in the strange and macabre, working as a part of the conspiracy is a perfect fit for combining my love of art and beauty with my interest in death and creepy history.
Personal Oddities Collection: Postmortem photographs of not kids, Polly and Steph the poly-cephalic calves
Completely Made up Fact About Yourself: My hands are farther from the ground than Shaquille O'Neal's.
Phone: 720-600-7585 Email: Bex@learnedlemur.com
Name: Abi Buethe
Occupation: Beetle Tamer
About Me: I grew up watching shows like Bones and NCIS with my dad. It was almost comparable to a ritual - every week we would sit down to watch the new episode after I finished my elementary homework. I was fascinated, my dream job as a child was to be a coroner when I grew up. (Luckily that changed - props to you guys that are doing that). Not only was I drawn in by the science or eerie weirdness behind it all, the main female characters were inspiring to me. Especially Abby, sharing my name and being just as weird; I took one look at her and thought "I want to be that".
Fast forward to my teens, I finally began collecting bones and skulls. During that time there weren't any shops or events that I could go to to buy things for my oddities collection, I would frequently go on hikes to desperately try to find anything I could. I'm ecstatic to see that things are changing - that oddities and curiosities are more accessible for everyone, and that I get to share this insane and wonderful interest with other weirdos out there.
Personal Oddities Collection: Pathological skulls, articulated skeletons, rogue taxidermy.
Completely Made up Fact About Yourself:
I totally can't make farting sounds with my armpits.